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Mississippi bird flu cases increasing

Reports of sick and dead birds across the state of Mississippi and surrounding states are increasing, as an apparent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been found in some wild birds and domestic poultry. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has received many reports of sick or dead birds over the past week.

Read more at MDWFP

Brown Bear Cub in Alaska

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been detected in a brown bear cub on Kodiak Island, Alaska. This is the first time HPAI has ever been detected in a brown bear.

Read more at Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Canada: First case in a white-sided dolphin

Here we report a case of fatal infection with the highly pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus (AIV H5N1) in a white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus). This juvenile male dolphin was found dead stranded on September 5 on a beach near Rimouski (Quebec). The carcass was submitted by the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network (RQUMM) to the CWHC – Quebec regional centre for analysis.

Read more at Healthy Wildlife

Spread of Avian Influenza Unpredictable and Concerning

A highly lethal strain of avian influenza that has devastated populations of wild birds and domestic poultry around the world continues to be unpredictable, says a University of Guelph avian immunologist concerned that the virus could spread to humans.

Read more at University of Guelph


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